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Man dies after he is ejected from car during crash on spillway bridge
December 05, 2014 at 11:06 am
A 56-year-old Franklinton man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle while driving over the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs
December 05, 2014 at 11:05 am
St. Charles Parish residents can help the adoption chances of an abused or abandoned shelter animal by donating toys, treats, food and supplies at any parish library.

Reuben Tweedy has been an extra in several TV shows and movies. Destrehan retiree finds new life in ‘Hollywood South’
December 05, 2014 at 11:03 am
A Destrehan resident was on the set of a recent filming for the TV Series “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
In the background, specifically.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will fly in by helicopter at 1:30 p.m., just in time for the Norco Christmas Parade’s 2 p.m. start. Rollin’ into Christmas: Santa, 12 floats will parade through Norco
December 05, 2014 at 10:19 am
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joined by 12 unique floats as they usher in the Christmas season by parading through Norco on Sunday.

Voters will decide on 3 justices of the peace, U.S. senator on Saturday Voters will decide on 3 justices of the peace, U.S. senator on Saturday
December 05, 2014 at 10:17 am
In addition to contentious national and state races, St. Charles Parish voters will decide the next justices of the peace for three districts on Saturday. Though a number of candidates have been eliminated, turnout will likely be much lower than it was during the Nov. 4 primary.

St. Charles Parish Hospital sees spike in flu cases St. Charles Parish Hospital sees spike in flu cases
December 05, 2014 at 10:15 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital officials said that verified cases of the flu are already beginning to spike, and in the public schools, 32 cases have been reported.

Police searching for gunman who tried to kidnap woman from Destrehan home Police searching for gunman who tried to kidnap woman from Destrehan home
December 05, 2014 at 9:41 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a gunman who entered a Destrehan home, robbed a couple and attempted to kidnap a woman.

Members of the Hahnville boys’ swim team are: Bottom row (L-R) Coach Elizabeth Basta, Vincent Tamplain, Blaise Wise, Warren Massimini, Joe Foucha and Coach Sarah Grunblatt. Middle row (L-R) Matthew Landry, Seth Mullins, Jay Madden, Austin Burke and Destin Gilbert. Back Row (L-R) Tony Corley and Brice Soignier. Not pictured: Caleb Karling. Hahnville boys’ swim team sets record by finishing fourth in state
December 05, 2014 at 8:17 am
The Hahnville boys’ swim team put on quite a show at the LHSAA championship swim meet, finishing in fourth place to set a school record.

Wildcats must keep Rebel defense  off balance to advance to title game Wildcats must keep Rebel defense off balance to advance to title game
December 05, 2014 at 8:15 am
After grinding out a win over rival Hahnville, the Destrehan Wildcats will face off against West Monroe with a trip to the Class 5A state championship game on the line.

Despite loss, future bright for Hahnville Despite loss, future bright for Hahnville
December 05, 2014 at 8:13 am
Hahnville’s football season ended last Friday with a 24-12 loss to Destrehan in the Class 5A quarterfinals, but preparation for next year began the following Monday, according to Tiger head coach Nick Saltaformaggio.

Picture from left to right are: Gabie Constant, MaryBeth Landry, and head coach Mendi Lebouef. Hahnville Volleyball gives back to senior community
December 05, 2014 at 8:11 am
Members of the Hahnville Volleyball team volunteered at Ashton Manor Assisted Living’s annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner.

Pictured are: Tahj Hill, Rontre Hardy, Jaden Robertson, Dynell Williams and  Benet Collins  performing “My Girl”. R.K. Smith choir performs in New Orleans
December 05, 2014 at 8:09 am
R. K. Smith 8th grade choir members were chosen to perform at the Louisiana Middle School Conference recently held in New Orleans.

Kayla Vujnovich Norco Elementary announces Teacher of the Year
December 05, 2014 at 8:08 am
Norco Elementary announced Kayla Vujnovich as the 2014 - 2015 Teacher of the Year for the school.

Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
December 05, 2014 at 8:07 am
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec. 13 at Greaud’s Fine Foods on 217 Apple St. in Norco.

Missy Humane Society Pet of the Week: Missy
December 05, 2014 at 8:06 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Missy, a lovable shelter cat that, on Dec. 6, will be joined by a special guest.

Alex Dines Book Review: “The Book Thief”
December 05, 2014 at 8:05 am
The Book Thief is the fictional story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl living in Nazi Germany during World War II. Written by Markus Zusak, it describes the life and hardships of Liesel while living under the Nazis’ totalitarian regime.

LSU AgCenter: Helpful tips for controlling cold-weather snails and slugs
December 05, 2014 at 8:00 am
Snails and slugs are a common pest to a variety of landscape plantings and they enjoy eating many of the cool season bedding plants and vegetables in our gardens this time of year.

Destrehan High School freshman Lianne Keller plays “Clara” in the upcoming River Region Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” A holiday at the ballet
December 05, 2014 at 8:00 am
For nearly 50 years, “The Nutcracker” has been a staple of American holiday performances. Young ballet dancers across the nation dream of playing the role of Clara, the young girl who absconds on a midnight journey with a Nutcracker toy that has come to life. This fall, 14-year-old Destrehan dancer Lianne Keller will live that dream.

Cell phone theft ring targets Walmart, 3 arrested
Cell phone theft ring targets Walmart, 3 arrested
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Three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of cell phones from a Baton Rouge Walmart. St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are now looking into whether the same people could be involved in a similar theft that took place at the Walmart in Boutte.